|Inner City Outings strives to provide
safe, fun, and educational outings for all participants. All volunteers
undergo a thorough screening, and all trip leaders are certified in
American Red Cross CPR and first aid.
furnishes much of the equipment needed to conduct
safe wilderness experiences: tents, rainwear, cooking gear, water bottles
and first aid kits. Depending on the trip, food and transportation may
also be provided. If required students will receive an itinerary and
a list of items they should bring.
All students must have a signed permission
slip/liability waiver to participate in outings. Waivers will be given to
students to take home approximately two weeks before each outing, and will
be collected before the outing
begins. Students without a signed and completed waiver form will not be
allowed to participate in the outing. Waiver forms are available in both
English and Spanish.
We believe that nature exists for everyone, and all
people should have access to it. Through Inner City Outings,
participants are introduced to the wilderness, the Sierra Club, and its
Participants discover the beauty of the wild lands we
treasure and how to enjoy these areas without harming them. They develop
interpersonal skills and self esteem through active involvement with
nature. Fostering teamwork and cooperation are also major aspects of the Inner City
Rules for ICO Trips
- BE SAFE.
- Always wear your seat belt while riding in the
car or van.
- No alcohol, cigarettes, drugs, or weapons of any
kind are permitted.
- No violence is allowed.
- Always stay with the group.
- Listen to the instructions of the leaders and
- BE RESPECTFUL.
- Help to protect the natural environment.
- Always leave places cleaner than when they were
- Respect others' rights and others' property.
- BE HELPFUL.
- All trips are group activities. Like anything
else, outings have chores.
- TAKE CARE of yourself.
- Leaders have first aid training and will carry a
first aid kit in case of emergencies. The leader will be in front of
the group or will designate someone to lead the group. A second person
will be selected to bring up the rear. The group should stay together
and always stay on the trail.
- There will be a whistle in the first aid kit. When it
is blown, there is an important reason for the group to come together
- Do not drink water from creeks, streams or lakes
along the trail. Water that looks clean usually is not and may make a
person very sick. Leaders know how to purify the water if need be.
- Let the leader know if you are not feeling well -
dizzy, nauseated, too hot, very cold, headache, etc. Some illnesses
that may seem trivial in the city may be more serious in the
To help protect the environment, our goal is to have
minimum impact with maximum enjoyment. We want to leave no signs that we
were there, even though we may see plenty of signs that others were there.
- No littering: All of our garbage will be
placed in trash bins or packed out of the area in garbage bags that
the leader will provide.
- Keep the noise level down - people go to the
wilderness for peace and quiet. We will respect this.
- Please do not take anything (plants, fossils,
etc) from the visited area. Let others enjoy them in their natural